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School and Group Visits



Bomber Command Museum of Canada

Guidelines for School Groups




     The Bomber Command Museum welcomes visits by students. Educators can use the museum as an extension of the classroom to enhance their teaching of history and the science of flight.
     Please keep in mind that our museum is a volunteer operated, non-government facility that relies on admission charges, donations, and gift shop sales for our operations.
     Often, schools combine tours of our museum with visits to Fort Macleod, the Bar U National Historic Site, the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, or to the Museum of Miniatures in Nanton.



FACILITIES

  • extensive parking areas
  • gift shop
  • guided tours (optional)
  • wheelchair accessibility
  • theatre
  • picnic tables, park, and playground adjacent to the museum
  • (no restaurant or coffee shop on site)




  • CURRICULUM CONSIDERATIONS

         Visits may focus on the theory of flight, World War II history, or a general introduction to aviation.
         Teacher developed resources that may be used in the classroom prior to your visit, during your museum visit, or in the classroom following your visit may be downloaded below.
         Guided tours are adapted to the objectives of the teacher and the age of the students.
         Our "Joe English Room" is ideal for discussing the museum and the history as well as for viewing dvd's and presentations.

      Download Activity Sheets
  • Activities for Student Groups
  • Museum Activity Sheet
  • Museum Activity Book
  • Comparing Aircraft
  • Lancaster Colouring Sheet
  • Museum Colouring Book
  • ECS-Grade I Topics




  • PLANNING YOUR VISIT

         School group visits are by reservation only (two weeks advance notice is required with confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival).
         Reservations may be made by telephone (403-646-2270) or by inserting the required information into the downloadable form below and returning it to the museum (by fax or mail).

    We ask for the following information:
    • Date of Visit
    • Number of Students
    • Arrival time
    • Would you like a guided tour?
    • Any special needs?
    • Number of adults
    • Duration of visit
    • What would you like the focus of the guided tour to be?
    • We will confirm receipt of your request by telephone or email.
    • One adult supervisor for every eight students please.



    ADMISSION CHARGES

  • $2.00 per student
  • No charge for accompanying adults
  • Payment may be made in advance or upon arrival by cash, credit card, debit or cheque made payable to the Bomber Command Museum of Canada.




      Download
    School Visit Registration Form


    The "Joe English Room" may be utilized
    for briefings prior to or following hangar tours.






    Aircraft flight controls are explained
    by having students "fly" the museum's Snowbird jet.






    Canada's Bomber Command Memorial Wall.







    Bomber Command Museum of Canada